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God is in the Cracks | God is in the Cracks

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Jan.21.2013
Thought I'd share this review by Philip Fried, editor of The Manhattan Review, New York, NY, Winter 2012-2013. New & Selected Poems, 1957-present. Red Hen Press, 202 pp. $24.95 (paperback) "This humorous, thoughtful, and delightful poet expresses a childlike but canny love of dogs, parrots,...
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Jun.24.2009
Birthday. FedEx delivers gift: Hot off the press contributor copy. McGraw Hill’s  Literature: Craft and Voice, anthology / text edited by Nicholas Delbanco and Alan Cheuse. Volume includes my poem, God is in the Cracks, title poem for the 2006 Black Moss Press book. God is in the Cracks will also...
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Jun.09.2009
What makes a book of poems go into a second printing? A small first printing? A couple good reviews? The question keeps coming up as do requests to reprint one or more poems mentioned in the Globe & Mail (Toronto) review, "The Kite," for example. Robyn Sarah, bless her, reviewed The...
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May.12.2009
So, Uncle Dog: The Poet at 9, published (Chicago Review) in 1957 and now, 52 years later, a new poem Dog, With Father, At Their Ease in Heaven. Fifty-two years of writing about dogs. Anyway, want to collect them, get ‘em all together in one place. That’s the rationale behind this little project, i....
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May.03.2009
 Speaking of Odes, Garrison Keillor (also) read "Ode to Torpor" on his show, Writers' Almanac. Poem first appeared in Black Moss Press' Palm Poets Series under the title "Heavenly Sex" and will be reprinted in my New & Selected due out soon, O soon! with Kate Gale and Mark...
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Feb.01.2009
Reading The Pocket Pema Chodron... Pema Chodron is Buddhist nun, a teacher at Gampo Abbey, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, the first Tibetan monastery in North America established for Westerners. Went to hear her speak recently in Santa Cruz... afterwards, coincidentally, received The Pocket Pema Chodron...